Authorities donating overdose-reversing drug to sheriffs
February 11, 2018
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma authorities are donating an overdose-reversing drug to sheriffs and deputies in each of the state's 77 counties to stem the rise in opioid-related deaths.
The drug, called Narcan, helps reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, and is used by hundreds of police officers, firefighters, hospitals and other law enforcement agencies across the U.S.
The Oklahoma Sheriff's Association, state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and attorney general announced the donation this week. The Norman Transcript reports the donation is worth about $150,...